Commercial Finance Analyst

Elliotts is a family-owned builders merchant that’s been helping the south build since 1842. We’re in the business of doing great work with great people. Become part of our incredible team!

Is analysis your thing?

We have a new role in our Finance Team…. a Commercial Finance Analyst.

Our Strategic Business Analyst, Katy, is recruiting a no.2; this new role will focus on identifying opportunities for increasing profit through analysis of trading.  It will involve working closely with the leadership team, our branches, and product category managers.  You’ll be curious about the business, helping our teams derive tangible actions from the analysis you provide.

 This is how you’ll be spending your time….

  • Providing clear insight on company performance
  • Decision support – work with Strategic Business Analyst to support, challenge and influence decision making across the business (including new branch investment, supplier selection, pricing, investment in roles etc…) 
  • Ad-hoc analysis and financial investment support across the business
  • Support forecasting – input to the dynamic quarterly forecasting process (we don’t have fixed annual budget cycles!)
  • Develop profitability analysis - inform business decision making, considering drivers such as supplier funding/rebates, customer incentives, sales type (delivered/collected)
  • Improve MI/BI to give a clearer view of performance – work with IT to develop tools required by different areas of the business to ensure trading performance is visible and understood
  • Benchmark performance externally – use market and competitor information to assess performance and possible opportunities
  • Post investment appraisal – review performance of investments, highlighting any corrective action required to achieve results expected.  Use analysis to inform decision making on future investment requests.

 This is what you’ll need to be successful…..


  • CIMA or ACCA qualified (or close to completing – we can provide support and training)
  • Advanced user of Excel for reporting and analysis
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Previous experience in an analytical role
  • Desire to take ownership of issues and see them through
  • A natural curiosity to want to understand things and to investigate accordingly
  • Diligence and attention to detail to ensure output is always accurate 
We usually respond within a week

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Perks of the job

Working for a sixth-generation success story isn’t enough?! Sure, there’s more to it than working for an award-winning family-owned business.
As well as competitive pay and some friendly colleagues to hang out with, you’ll enjoy some first-rate benefits, including:

  • Unlimited training

    There’s no cap on how much we’ll invest in your career. Join Elliotts and you’ll take ownership of your own development, with endless opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

  • Profit Share

    We run this business together, so when we do well, so do you!

  • Employee Assistance

    All staff have free access to a 24/7 employee assistance programme.
    It’s confidential and designed to help you and your family cope with everyday issues before they become a big problem.

  • Generous pension contribution

    We contribute 5.5% of salary to your workplace pension. That’s 2.5% higher than the government minimum.

What's it like at Elliotts?

One word comes up all the time. Friendly.

We’re not big on bureaucracy. But we ace ambition.

And when you need help, you’ll have some of the brightest, friendliest people at hand. 

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